Indra Begs for forgiveness

2013-11-14
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.27.02 - Indra Begs for forgiveness (download mp3)
by Jagannath Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.27.2
vivikta upasangamya
 vriditah krta-helanah
pasparsa padayor enam
 kiritenarka-varcasa

Translation: 
Indra was very ashamed of having offended the Lord. Approaching Him in a solitary place, Indra fell down and lay his helmet, whose effulgence was as brilliant as the sun, upon the Lord’s lotus feet.

Purport: 
The specific “solitary place” where Indra approached Sri Krsna is mentioned by the sage Sri Vaisampayana in the Hari-vamsa (Visnu-parva 19.3): sa dadarsopavistam vai govardhana-sila-tale. “He saw Him [Krsna] sitting at the base of Govardhana Hill.”

From the commentaries of the acaryas we understand that Lord Krsna wanted to provide a solitary meeting for Indra so that he would not be further humiliated. Indra came to surrender and beg forgiveness, and the Lord allowed him to do so privately.

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